International Walk to School Day will be Oct. 9. Montgomery County is urging residents to participate and organize an event at their local school. This year, the County's focus school for the event will be Kensington Parkwood Elementary School, 4710 Saul Road. Last year, 47 schools in the County participated.
International Walk to School Day was founded in 1997 as a way to bring community leaders and children together to promote more walkable communities, safer streets for walking and biking, healthier habits and cleaner air. For those who would like to participate but live too far from school to walk, drive part of the distance, park and then walk the rest of the way.
For more information about Walk to School Day or organizing an event at a local school, contact Nadji Kirby, 240.777.7169 or email@example.com or visit the County's website.